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Lzen
08-18-2008, 07:47 AM
I know we have discussed this in the past, but I am having a hard time finding this. What I want to know is what are the rules on eligibility for the practice squad. Buddy at work was asking about receivers and mentioned maybe keeping Webb, but put on the practice squad. I told him I didn't think Webb was eligible . Is that right?

J Diddy
08-18-2008, 07:51 AM
I know we have discussed this in the past, but I am having a hard time finding this. What I want to know is what are the rules on eligibility for the practice squad. Buddy at work was asking about receivers and mentioned maybe keeping Webb, but put on the practice squad. I told him I didn't think Webb was eligible . Is that right?

Each NFL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL) team may keep up to eight members on their "practice squad" in addition to their 53-member main roster. They consist mostly of rookies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rookie) who were cut in training camps and borderline NFL-caliber players. Both rookies and young veterans are eligible for the practice squad. However, a player cannot participate on the practice squad for more than three seasons. Practice squad players practice alongside regular roster players during the week; however they are not allowed to play in actual games. They can be paid considerably less than active squad players: the minimum salary from 2008 to 2010 is $5,200 per week (2008-2010)<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-0>[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practice_squad#cite_note-0)</SUP> for 17 weeks, or $88,400 per season, in comparison to the NFL minimum rookie salary of $285,000. (Some practice squad players are paid considerably more, however: in 2006, the New England Patriots (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Patriots) paid third-year player Billy Yates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Yates) the full $425,000 he would have earned on the active roster.)<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-1>[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practice_squad#cite_note-1)</SUP>They are also ineligible for many fringe benefits such as service time, pensions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pensions), and the like. They hope to be promoted to the active roster either by their current team, or by another team who is scouting them. They retain free agent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent) status and may sign with any team they wish without compensation to the original team.

Lzen
08-18-2008, 08:17 AM
Thanks, Diddy. I saw that on wiki already. What I am looking for specifically is how many plays, games, % of games a player can play before they no longer eligible for the PS.

blueballs
08-18-2008, 09:12 AM
with out NFL Europe they need to bump pc numbers
or the 53 man roster limit -just allowed 1 foreign player
need away to keep some extra players in game shape